The conference

Battling BRCA - International Conference
in Iceland on BRCA and Genetic Cancer in Men and Women.

The main objectives of the conference are to inform and educate; reach out to BRCA carriers and their relatives; facilitate further discussion and research in this important area; and address in a holistic manner the current situation of genetic cancer in Iceland. Hence, it is important to attract foreign presenters to deepen and broaden the domestic discussion.

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March 8th

The Icelandic film 
"Þegar vitlaust er gefið
- um BRCA og brjóstakrabbamein"
6 PM at Decode

FREE

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March 10th

The Conference

From: 9 AM - 4 PM
Free lunch
Light refreshments

Cost: 2000 ISK

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Icelandic and foreign presenters to deepen and broaden the discussion in Iceland on BRCA and hereditary cancer.

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Brca
Iceland

The objective of the Icelandic BRCA organization is to enhance education and research on BRCA and provide BRCA carrier and their relatives the necessary knowledge and support.

Saturday
March 10 2018

Venue: Veröld
– Vigdís House at Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland

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The conference agenda
10th of march - 9.00 am - 16.00 pm

Chairperson is Inga Lilly Brynjólfsdóttir, President of BRCA Iceland

Speakers:

9.30 Opening
-  Anna Margrét Bjarnadóttir, MA. and the Conference Organizer

- Keynote Speaker: Sue Friedman, Executive Director, Force: “Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered”-

- Kristján Skúli Ásgeirsson, Nottingham Breast Institute og Brjóstamiðstöðin/Klíníkin Ármúla

- Kristín Hannesdóttir PhD student and her daughter Melkorka María Brynjarsdóttir

- Dr. Kári Stefánsson, Executive Director, Decode

- Vigdís Stefánsdóttir, Genetic Counsellor at Landspitali, MSc and PhD Student in Genetic Counselling

- Karen Malkin Lazarovitz, founder of BRCA Sisterhood

- Óskar Þór Jóhannsson, MD. PhD, Landspitali / University Hospital

- Alan M. Blassberg: Director of the film “Pink & Blue” - Colors of Hereditary Cancer

12.45 Lunch Break

13.30 Premier of the Documentaries: “Pink & Blue - Colors of Hereditary Cancer”

Panel Discussions
All the speakers and Jón Jóhannes Jónsson, Chief of Genetics in Iceland
Moderator: Hulda Bjarnadóttir mediaperson and BRCA carrier

16.00 End of Conference – Light Refreshments

  • Date: Saturday March 10, 2018

  • Venue: Veröld – Vigdís House at Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland

  • Startes at 9.00 AM

  • Lunch and light refreshments included

  • Cost: 2000 ISK

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